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Dwayne Johnson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to film action-thriller in Austin

Producers Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will film a new movie in Austin. (CC)

A new action-thriller film set in Austin's underground music scene is coming to life from star producers.

The film, "Emergency Contact," was picked up by Warner Bros. with executive producer and star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks and Beau Flynn's Flynn Picture Co. as producers.


Little has been revealed about the film's original pitch, other than that it is "set in Austin's underground music scene." It is being described as a "high-octane" film.

Abdul-Mateen II is known for his roles in "Aquaman" and "Watchmen," and is also set to make appearances in "Candyman" and "The Matrix 4."

Austin has more frequently been the set of TV shows and movies. Shows most recently filmed have included "Fear the Walking Dead" and "Walker," and new Ben Affleck movie "Hypnotic" is set to begin filming later this year.

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